Balsam, Artur 11.feb.1906-1.sep.1994 Poland, Warsaw - USA NY, New York Manhattan
jewish concert pianist, studied with Walter Lewandowski at Lodz Conservatory and with Curt Boerner at the Hochschule fur Musik Berlin, taught at the Britten School in Aldeburgh, Eastman School of Music New York, Boston University and 1970 at the Manhattan School of Music, 1956-1992 led summer classes at Franz Kneisel School of Musik in Blue Hill Maine, 19.jan.1932 toured the USA with Yehudi Menuhin, 1932-1939 while residing in Paris Ville d'Avray he made several more USA tours and 1940 settled in New York City, 2.sep.1948 he became naturalized American ; son of Juda Mozek (Maurice) Balzam (Czestochowa 14.feb.1869-) and Liba (Elly) Poznanska (1876-) ; 15.oct.1933 he married pianist Ruth Rosalie Miller (Lodz 23.jan.1906-9.apr.1999 New York)

[Mize 1951 gives erroneously born 8.feb.1906]

Title Parts

[] Five songs
[] Cadenza for Paganini's violin concerto no2
[] Cadenza for Beethoven's piano concerto no2 in B flat
[] Cadenzas for Mozart's piano concertos, ao Kv 37, 39, 40, 41, 175, 238
composed for Mozart's bicentennial year 1956
4 published by Oxford University Press, 2 by G. Schirmer New York

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